Good morning. Been a long dang time since I did one of these things after a weekend of baseball games.
T.R. Sullivan writes about the big, unfortunate news from Sunday which was Corey Kluber leaving with shoulder tightness just one inning into his debut with the Rangers. It’s the kind of sentence that succinctly sums up this whole franchise.
Evan Grant writes that the Rangers pinned their hopes in 2020 on starting pitching and the Kluber exit is basically just proof that the Rangers didn’t heed horror movie sequel logic which states that the vengeful spirits will follow you to your new home.
Sullivan writes that Joey Gallo’s first-ever homer at The Shed was basically the one and only highlight from the offense this weekend.
Grant writes that despite his 430+ ft wallop, Gallo is ready for a big ol’ “I told you so” about the new park playing big.
Sullivan has notes on Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s injury, how the Rangers are adjusting to no fans in the stands, and how the bench is shaking out.
ESPN noticed that while it wasn’t pretty baseball from the Rangers on Sunday, at least they literally looked pretty good.
And, lastly, for some reason the Star-Telegram let Mac Engel beat write for Sunday’s game but it’s never worth linking those articles and giving him the time of day, so I won’t.